Utilitarianism: Greatest impediment to Justice

Proceedings of The 4th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities

Year: 2022



Utilitarianism: Greatest impediment to Justice

Sanlut Nengneithem Haokip



The paper asserts the importance of Justice and certain virtues to a nation’s rise and fall and observes greatest impediment of Justice in the idea of Utilitarianism. While Utilitarianism advances its own conception of Justice, the article advances three-fold arguments in order to reprove Utilitarianism of its claim. Utilitarianism is not a viable form of justice since the theory represents a form of egoism, is structurally inconsistent to sound ethical doctrine, and it has dissolved the end and means dichotomy.

keywords: Categorical Imperative; End and Means; Just-War Theory (JWT); Law of Nature; Relative Law .